February 26, 2015

Ways & Means | Health Links
Ministries report. Patients reflect. Providers enlighten. Experts analyse.

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Ways & Means | Health Links

By Jessica Pavan, Esther Pollack and Will Falk

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care tells us that 5% of patients account for 2/3 of healthcare costs. These are most often patients with multiple, complex conditions. When the hospital, the family doctor, the long-term care home, community organizations and others work as a team, the patient receives better, more coordinated care. Providers will design a care plan for each patient and work together with patients and their families to ensure they receive the care they need. For the patient it means they will :

  • Have an individualized, coordinated plan
  • Have care providers who ensure the plan is being followed
  • Have support to ensure they are taking the right medications
  • Have a care provider they can call who knows them, is familiar with their situation and can help.

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Watch a session from May 15, 2013 / Ways and Means to Make Health Links Work. A leadership conference about tools, strategies and partnerships to enable change for better care and affordable care.

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 March 25, 2014

Health Analytics and BIG DATA

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - Toronto, ON
8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Join us at 7:30 for Breakfast)
Location: University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management,
Desautels Hall, 2nd Floor, 95 St. George Street,
Toronto, ON

A conference about complex data sets and database management designed to advance healthcare.
Data is growing faster than healthcare organizations can utilize it. How will this valuable data be used? Putting it in the hands of clinicians is critical to research, improved care and enhanced outcomes.

Join Chair, John P. Hoyt, Executive Vice President at HIMSS Analytics on March 25. Acquaint yourself with business intelligence; system indicators; tailored medicines and improved care. Explore big data challenges and analytics as a decision tool. Hear from a HIMSS Stage 7 organization and finish the day with an expert panel.

“If you have a single child with a rare condition, you’re powerless to understand the cause,” says Dr. Kim Boycott, a geneticist and senior scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa. “But once you have a second or a third to compare, that gives us a chance for a match, for an answer." – André Picard, The Globe and Mail


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May 15, 2013

The Levers of Change for Better Care | Affordable Care

Topic: Ways & Means to Make Health Links Work
Location: University of Toronto Rotman School of Management Event Hall, 2nd Floor 95 St. George Street, Toronto, ON

Co-Chairs Leslee Thompson, President and CEO of Kingston General Hospital and Will Falk, Managing Partner, Healthcare PwC and Longwoods brought together key stakeholders from across Ontario to explore the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s primary care initiative Health Links.

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